Jack Wilshere has confirmed that talks with Arsenal regarding a new contract remain ongoing.
The 26-year-old will be out of contract this summer and is yet to put pen-to-paper on the terms offered to him by the club.
It was widely reported that Arsene Wenger sanctioned a highly incentivised deal which would see the England international earn less in terms of his basic salary but with the potential to increase his overall take-home pay through appearances and achievements.
Obviously, now that the boss is leaving the situation is somewhat less clear. Giving an update on the situation to Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, Wilshere revealed, “We are still in the same position really. Not much has changed. We are still talking.
“Obviously the boss has left which has changed things a little bit because I don’t know who is going to be the manager next year and that can change things.
“But we are still talking and I am hopeful and the club is hopeful we can get something done.”
Asked whether he’s given thought to the possibility of leaving his boyhood club, he replied, “To be honest with you, I haven’t really thought about [moving somewhere else].
“I have said before that this is where I want to be and I have not really had much time to think about moving clubs.
“We have been playing every three or four days for the last three or four months so it has been difficult.
“I am concentrating on games and obviously the boss left so it has been a bad couple of months to be honest.”